Weekly Pews News

No 19-42

20 October 2019

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for the day Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us your gift of faith that, forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to that which is before, we may run the way of your commandments and win the crown of everlasting joy; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm response My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.

Today’s services

8 am Morning prayer Readings: 1 Corinthians 1: 4-8; Matthew 22: 34–end

9.45 am Parish Eucharist Readings: Genesis 32: 22-31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4.5; Luke 18: 1-8 Hymns: 573, 165, 259, 525; Taizé 929

5 pm Evening worship – Taizé

The church is open every day for visitors and private prayer.

Sunday 20 October

Intention: all victims of violence, crime and oppression; those affected by domestic and other forms of abuse, and all who seek to support them.

Anniversary: Ethel Williams (1998)

Monday 21 October

Intention: the sick in body, mind or spirit; those who have life-limiting conditions; the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Anniversary: Leonora Gibson (1968); Lyn Paul (2006)

Tuesday 22 October

Intention: our Deanery of Arundel & Bognor, and its parishes, clergy and people; our Rural Dean Mark Standen, and the work of Deanery Synod.

7 pm               The Eucharist with ministry of healing

Anniversary: Violet Bell (1980); Kathleen Bircham (2002); Joseph Moore (1992)

Wednesday 23 October

Intention: all those who do difficult work on our behalf, especially in the armed services and the emergency services.

10 am             Holy Communion

12 noon         Luncheon Club at St Ninian’s Hall (Jean Hunt, 268818)

2 pm            Knit & Natter at Mary’s, 2 Honeysuckle Drive (263852)

7.30 pm        Julian group at Sue’s, 1 Church Way (262915)

Anniversary: Roger Gilbert (1993)

Thursday 24 October

Intention: the Church’s worldwide mission; all missionary societies and the Bible Society.

8 pm            Chichester Voices rehearsal

Anniversary: Peter Wice (1986); Peter Kenward (1998); Frank Williams (1999); Elsie Gulliver (2004)

Friday 25 October

Intention: our Diocese of Chichester, our Bishops, Martin and Richard and Archdeacon, Luke Irvine-Capel; the work of Diocesan Synod and Church House; the witness of Chichester Cathedral.

Anniversary: Harold Mortimer (1972); John Pett (2004)

Saturday 26 October – Alfred the Great, King and Scholar, 899

Intention: the elderly, lonely and bereaved; all those in residential care and those who care for them.

Anniversary: Harold Sadler (1989); Kenneth Fuller (2008)



We pray for all in need of healing in body, mind or spirit: Judi March, Lynette, Zoe, Chloe Green, Rosie Sims, Nicola, Derek Pugh, Richard Rundle, Andy Evans, Simon Hill, Diane Wills, Terry Haskell, Jean Martin, Brian Lewis.

For urgent prayer, contact Gillian Purvis (267597) or Colin Wood (264192) to activate the Prayer Chain.

Those who have died: Eugene West.

We remember in our prayers Church members in residential care or who receive communion at home: Derek Pugh, Daphne Sharrad, Bett Steenerson.

We pray for God’s blessing upon all who live in our parish: The Court, The Crescent, The Dunes.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Work: carers and all whose work is in the home.

Year of Vocation Cycle of Prayer for Church Roles: Deanery Synod members, Churches Together representatives, Church Centre committee,

Julian Group, Prayer Chain members.

Richard Rundle is grateful for our ongoing prayers. He is a long-standing member of Pagham Church, and on the teams of Servers and Lay Ministers of  Communion. Richard was admitted to hospital in Chichester on 17th August, but was transferred on 26th September to the Royal Surrey in Guildford. Ongoing specialist treatment means he’ll be there for the foreseeable future. He would welcome visitors from Pagham; please contact his wife Wendy (also a Church member) on 07816 259980, and pray for her too in this challenging situation.  CONTACT DETAILS

Churchwardens: Mike Wake and Stephen Cox-Rusbridge: churchwarden@paghamchurch.org, 07899 705632//07974 177905.

Church website update: email editor@paghamchurch.org to add content.

Safeguarding Officer: Jan Brockhurst: safeguarding@paghamchurch.org

Pews News: Alison Blenkinsop: pewsnews@paghamchurch.org, 261131.

(Deadline for notices: Thursday morning)

NB clocks go back next Sunday!

Sunday 27th                       Bible Sunday          
8 am Holy Communion – 19th Sunday after Trinity

Readings: Ephesians 4: 17–end; Matthew 9: 1-8

9.45 am Parish Eucharist

Readings: Isaiah 45: 22–end; Psalm 119: 129-136; Romans 15: 1-6; Luke 4: 16-24     Hymns: 739, 420, 100, 303

12 noon Baptism of Jaycie Hauxwell
5 pm Evening worship – Common Worship


Eugene West: our thoughts and prayers are with our dear sister Rosemary West at this sad time. (Rosemary is our most faithful Welcomer at 9.45 services.) Her son passed away last Sunday after a long illness.

Church Roof update: the retiling of the nave roof has started. See more info on progress on the board at the back of the church. So far the additional work is within budget, but we are still short of our funding target; to help with a pledge or loan, please speak to the churchwardens.

Bishop Luffa: the churchwardens now have Church Support forms for Year 6 children applying to Bishop Luffa School for September 2020. Parents can arrange an interview in St Andrew’s Chapel via churchwarden@paghamchurch.org.

Church path: now the leaves are beginning to fall, it would be good to sweep the path on Saturday mornings, as last year. Please contact Mike Wake (07899 705632) if you are willing to join a rota for this.

Julian group: our next meeting for contemplative (silent) prayer in the Christian tradition is on Wednesday, 7.30 pm at Sue’s, 1 Church Way.

Diocesan intercessions: our parish will be prayed for at Chichester Cathedral on Wednesday 30th at the 8 am Holy Communion service, and 5.30 pm Evening Prayer (SAID). We have also been invited to complimentary tea and cake at 4.30 pm in the Cloisters Café. Members of the Cathedral Friends hope to join us. If you wish to attend, please sign the list on the notice board by Sunday 27th. For further information, contact our Cathedral/Parish Link June Baker on 262344.

Annual Memorial Service, Sunday 3 November at 3.30 pm. If you have someone to be remembered or prayed for, please print the name on the sheet at the back of church.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2019: see leaflets at the back of church on filling boxes for family or elderly, or supplying items and/or money to help with costs. More info from Trudi. Return boxes by Sunday 3 Nov.

Christmas Market & Craft Fair: Saturday 16 November, 11 am-2 pm at the Village Hall. Donations (in good condition) needed for the stalls: raffle prizes, chocolate, filled jam jars, Tombola items, unwanted gifts, puzzles, books, jewellery, knitted goods, toys, bottles of wine or spirit, Christmas decorations. NB no bric-a-brac. Please leave donations in the boxes at back of church, or speak to Trudi to arrange collection (263597). Sign up on the noticeboard if you are able to help run a stall.

Good News leaflets: we still need deliverers for these short rounds: 1: Laurel Drive, Old Barn Close, Mill View Close (in Millfarm Estate); 2: Edwen Close (off Hook Lane). Offers to Trudi or Mo.